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Warning! Pry Your Career Out from Under HTML : Page 2

HTML, the Everyman document markup standard, stands still these days as newer technology flows around it. Guest commentator Nigel McFarlane says those whose current jobs depend on their deep knowledge of HTML had better take note.


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If HTML's Not Changing, What Is?
Squashed at the bottom of the stack in Figure 1, HTML is thus frustratingly frozen, and yet enticingly visible ("Just use a <P> tag!"). So is the data captured within it. Several technologies now seek to alleviate this situation (see Figure 2).


Nigel McFarlane is a programmer, analyst and writer. His most recent book is "Rapid Application Development with Mozilla". Reach him by e-mail .
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